haptics

[hap-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of psychology that investigates cutaneous sense data.

Origin:
1890–95; haptic < Greek haptikós able to grasp or perceive, equivalent to háp(tein) to grasp, sense, perceive + -tikos -tic; see -ics

haptic, haptical, adjective
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haptics hap·tics (hāp'tĭks)
n.
The science that deals with the sense of touch.

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haptics definition

interface
The science of applying tactile sensation to human interaction with computers.
Haptics Community (http://haptic.mech.northwestern.edu/).
(2003-10-17)
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Although games should benefit greatly from this technology, the haptics introduce other interesting perks.
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